If your going to mess with Frito chili, you might as well shove it in a grilled cheese. Right? Well, the thought came to me, I went with it and... OH MY.
What you need:
shredded cheese (any variety you have on hand)
hot sauce (optional, but quite important if you ask me!)
I made up a batch of chili, to try this out. I eliminated a lot of the
liquid that is normally found in a bowl of chili. I browned 1 lb. of 97% lean
ground beef with a large onion, diced. Once cooked I added chili powder,
sweet paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
Once I thought it was perfect I added a few T. ketchup. Then hot sauce!
You could certainly make life even easier by subbing a package of chili
seasoning...then add the ketchup and hot sauce to taste.
On a hot skillet melt a bit of butter and start layering on the base bread.
You could also bake these sandwiches, which I would do if I was making
multiples. On a parchment lined baking sheet build the sandwiches,
spreading a bit of butter on the top piece of bread and bake at
375 for 12-17 minutes. Until the bread is golden and a bit crusty
and cheese is melted and gooey.
I mean...whaaaat! This is for sure will change up your thoughts
on grilled cheese! I think I will be baking a bunch of these up for a
football party ASAP!
And as Cousin Eddie (National Lampoons Vacation) so eloquently put it:
I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh?
I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?